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is visiting india for the first time in 40 years. talks with the indian prime minister who has offered his backing to the democratization process under way in myanmar. this visit has special significance because india is a neighbor of myanmar and its economy is booming. it's also an emotional return to a country where she lived in the 1960s when her mother was ambassador. the nobel laureate has made several trips to india, europe and the united states. the visit to myanmar in may was the first by an incumbent prime minister of india in 25 years. india has lagged behind china when it comes to forging ties with myanmar, but. afghanistan produces more than 80% of opium circulated around the world but trade in the truck threatens to destabilize the entire region. politicians from several nations have been meeting in the pakistani capital in islamabad. >> cabinet nebs in 11 nearby countries attended the conference that ended on tuesday. opium used in afghanistan is smuggled into pakistan and several asian nations. the united nations office on drugs and crime says 5,800 tons of opium was made fr
stay ahead of the growth. instead of trying to catch up and make order out of chaos. >> trucks in india averaged just 21 kilometers per hour. that makes transporting perishable food a big challenge. public transport systems are also out of date. cities like delhi are growing too quickly. >> innovative transportation concepts are required to prevent cities from collapse, but only a few asian cities have already laid ground to cope with future needs. >> one theme at the asia-pacific conference of german business is that the infrastructure of asian cities needs to be completely reexamined. everything from roads to electricity. >> there is not enough capacity for power generation here. that has to be improved, and in the delivery of electricity, there are losses of up to 25% between the power station and the customer. >> german companies hope to play a role in upgrading and expanding the infrastructure. >> still to come, who are the next rulers of china? >> and how a german university is relocating to the red sea. >> we will be back in one minute with more. >> stick around. >> welcome back.
and india are meeting this week to strengthen economic cooperation and security ties. they'll exchange a memorandum to ensure the stable export of indian rare earth minerals to japan. the indian prime minister will make a four mif day visit to japan from thursday. it's part of the annual summit meeting between the two countries. he and japanese prime minister noda are expected to agree on the export of rare earth minerals to japan every year. currently japan depends on xworlts from china, but the chinese government is trying to divorce fi the sources. on other matters the two leaders are expected to agree to strengthen security cooperation. japan's maritime self-defense force and india's navy conducted their first joint drill in june. noda will ask singh to aadopt the bullet railway system for an indian project to connect cities. >>> a magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit central myanmar killing four people. the u.s. jigeological survey sa the quake occurred on sunday. it says the epicenter was about 110 kilometers north of manda y mandalay, the second largest city. it was nearly 10 kilometer
to the rebels. and that india has executed the sole surviving gunman from the 2008 bombe attacks -- bombay attacks. he was hanged in a prison in india. he was one of 10 gunman who launched terrorist attacks four years ago this month, killing 166 people. >> time to get to sports now. in soccer, there was a full slate of champions league group stage games tuesday night. in group f, bayern munich split the points with valencia, meaning they are through to the knockout states. >> in group, barcelona was victorious. >> chelsea's defeat has led the team put the chances of regression hanging by a thread. >> no wonder then that the club has set its coach. he only took over the team back in march and led it to the champions league last season, but in a statement on its website today, chesley said recent performances and results were simply not good enough -- chelsea said recent performances and results were simply not good enough. i'm only a win will do. a draw would leave them having to leave their last match to get through. >> the squat look relaxed as they prepare for their match. they know that
. southeast asia is strategically important, located between china and india, and along the route of important sea lanes that power the world economy. it's also a growing market with a population of more than 500 million people. china has been trying to increase its political and economic influence in the region. the united states has to compete with that. by coming to southeast asia with this historic visit to myanmar and a presence here at the east asia summit, obama hopes to advance that agenda. >> now, what role did the u.s. play in the south china sea issue? and what is its agenda there? >> right. the philippines and vietnam are two asean countries in direct confrontation with china over the south china sea. they want legally binding rules to resolve the disputes. in the summit meeting, obama sided with them by calling for the quick creation of a code of conduct. but china remains cautious about that. asean nations need to work together for the sake of their economic goals. they also need peacef fuful relations with china, which, after all, is is the world's second largest economy. balanc
economies such as india. suzuki has been selling mostly small cars in the u.s. since 1985. the company's annual sales there peaked in 2007 when they sold more than 100,000 units. but the recession following the 2008 collapse of lehman brothers was a blow to suzuki. the stronger yen also made the situation worse. annual sales for last year plummeted to 27,000 units. suzuki spokespersons say they'll continue selling vehicles in hawaii while only offering motorcycle s and marine engines in the rest of the country. >>> japan has decided to ease restrictions on beef imports from the united states. the government has made the decision after a panel of experts has reported that the step will post no safety risk. u.s. beef imports will start to increase from as early as the beginning of next year. japan's health ministry decided to allow imports of beef from cattle 30 months or younger. that's on condition that the brain and spinal cord continue to be removed. these are parts where the pathogen of mad cow disease is believed to accumulate. japan decided seven years ago to limit u.s. beef impor
. it is a different story in china, india, and the middle east were declines will move sharply over the next decade. the international agency -- energy agency believes many will be shipped to asia in the future radically changing the map of global energy flows. >> and no major plunge for the dax today. we on this report from the frankfurt stock exchange on what is moving today. >> to 0.7%, the german stock index, lost in the previous week, so maybe it is already good news that it did not inevitably plunged further on the first trading day of this week. political issues like greece, the fiscal cliff in the united states, keeping investors anxious and earnings season is about to come to an end in germany. so far, very few managed to surprise with their earnings and many doubt whether the outlooks coming in will manage to change the trend. >> let's have a closer look at some of the market numbers. the dax ending just slightly up at 7168. eurostoxx 50 down. the dow jones up a bit to 12.835. the euro is trading at $1.2710. >> we seem to be having some technical difficulties. let's turn to some japanese
diamond, which is described as internally flawless, came from ancient mines in india. it sold to an anonymous telephone bidder. it is the highest price per carry -- carat ever paid for a colorless diamond and well above the pre-sale estimate. >> we have to take a break, but when we come back, we will hone in on a country where the cash is not flowing so readily -- spain. >> after the break, we will touch on another challenge. >> that's in a minute. >> welcome back. the spanish government might soon have another problem to add to its plate. recent polls show that more than half of the citizens in the catalonia region want to break away from spain all together. >> if the party wins in elections, it could put more pressure on madrid for independence. catalonia is located in the country's northeast. its economy is strong, especially when compared to the rest of the country. many citizens and business leaders feel they are contributing more than they are getting back from their government. >> barcelona, the capital of catalonia, is an economic powerhouse. the regional push for inde
towards the north. but around bangladesh and eastern india, going into the early part of next week, you'll be wanting to watch this. there will be some heavy rainfall coming out of it. as far as temperatures, though, hong kong with a high of 22 on your saturday, chongqing at 20, minus 6 in ulan bator, and over here towards tokyo, getting down to 15. but once again, going into sunday, even monday, it is going to be getting much chillier than that, highs only around 10 degrees. over towards the americas, high pressure is dominating. what that means, big capping dome here of clear skies is on tap. some cool temperatures, but it's going to be fairly nic here going through your weekend. across the west coast, though, not so much the case. we have a few pacific storm systems pushing onshore here bringing with it some heavy rainfall, reducing visibilities out across the areas. if you're flying out of vancouver, seattle, even san francisco, check your flights out ahead of time. they could be delayed or canceled. then farther inland, skiers are going to be happy. some heavy snow will be falling
the current framework in which major emitters such as china and india are exempt from reduction targets. developing nations want to put off deciding on a new framework that would oblige them to target such goals. the talks are to last until december 7th. >>> no end is in sight to protests in egypt over president mohamed morsi's decision to grant himself sweeping powers. a nationwide demonstration is scheduled for tuesday. on sunday a protest in a northern city turned violent. demonstrators clashed with morsi supporters, including members of the muslim brotherhood. the two sides threw stones and gasoline bombs. one person died, and more than 30 were injured. more than 10,000 people staged a sit-in in cairo's tahrir square. they urged morsi to revoke his announcement. the country's ministry of health says about 300 people have been injured in clashes between protesters and security forces. morsi last week added new clauses to the constitution. one says courts cannot reverse his decisions. presidential officials denied that morsi is consolidating his power. they said he made the decree to
is scheduled to begin on thursday. >>> tibetan exiles of india have taken to the streets in new delhi to protest the new government. >> reporter: tibetan exiles are angry about -- hundreds gathered in the indian capital wednesday to criticize china. they say its policies have driven does accepts of tibetan refugees to set fire to themselves. >> reporter: tibetan people are protesting daily to show their solidarity with self imgreat fors. 400 demonstrators protested in tibet. >> you cannot talk about religion, and you cannot, you know, say anything against the government. >> reporter: the tibetan government in exile says the situation is desperate in chinese provinces. it's said 72 tibetans in china have set fire to themselves this year. 60 of them died. the chinese government claims that the lalama encourages their actions. china and the deli lama have held negotiations since 2002. the dalchina's position hasle n changed since january of 2010. china's leadership transition began this month. tibetan leaders hope that wednesday's demonstration will add pressure to those taking power in
been taking similar steps as the philippines, and india is also taking countermeasures. >> translator: don't read too much into the new design. we'll discuss this matter with related countries so people can cross borders freely. >> reporter: but for the philippines and other countries, it's difficult not to see the change as a sign of china's true intentions, especially as the country is making moves to assert control over the south china sea. china's state-run xinhua news agency reports that hainan province in southern china has stopped customers in the region unless they have permission. in july, china formed a new administrative body that governs the disputed islands in the south china sea. hainan's new ordinance underpins the central government's hard-line strategy. china's top leadership changed hands this month, and the new regime is showing no sign of easing its tough stance on territorial issues involving the philippines and other neighbors. keiichi tanaka, nhk world, manila. >>> malaysia's rule cog ligs has been in power for more than half a century as the country's largest p
in the u.s. >>> next to fast news. >> a tropical storm dropped a torrent of rain on southern india and sri lanka. it claimed the lives of at least six people in the two countries. by thursday, 160,000 people have been displaced. low-lying areas were heavily flooded. an oil tanker ran aground just before the storm hit. one of the crew was reported drowned when a life boat capsized. coast guard officials say 32 crew members were rescued. they are still searching for the five missing. >>> people continue to flee violence in myanmar. the united nations says more than 28,000 people have been forced out of their homes in the latest wave of fighting. the conflict in the western state of rakine is pitting muslims. at least 84 people have died in the last two weeks, with more than 4,600 houses destroyed. u.n. workers are distributing food and emergency supplies in the area, but that job gets harder by the day as refugees stream into overcrowded camps. >> it's clearly urgent that law and order be restored so access is facilitated for aid to be delivered to those in need. >>> china's second stealth f
to the u.s. ambassador to india, and executive secretary for the indo-u.s. sub-commission on education and culture. but even more impressive than his resume, is his obvious passion and commitment to fostering essential debate about tough issues. please join me now in welcoming dr. bouton, who, unfortunately for the chicago council, will be leaving there sometime next year. marshall will tell us more about the results of the fascinating new survey, will offer keynote remarks, and then we'll move to the panel. please welcome marshall bouton. [applause] marshall bouton: thank you jane very much. we're thrilled, we're honored, in fact the wilson center has agreed to partner with us in hosting the release of the council's 2012 study. this is a great institution now, very, very capably led by jane and we're delighted to have this opportunity to collaborate with you early in your tenure. so i have a really tough job and that is to try to present the findings of a rather exhaustive study of american thinking about u.s. foreign policy. i'm looking forward very much to the panel and to their com
. >>> india's ruling congress party is promoting its open markets initiative to revive the nation's slowing economic growth. the party convened a massive gathering of supporters in the capital new delhi on sunday. an estimated 100,000 people are said to have attended. in september, india's coalition government announced deregulation measures to allow major foreign supermarket operators to enter the indian market under certain conditions. but the decision sparked protests, causing one political party to leave the coalition. its leaders said the measures would put undue pressure on smaller businesses. >>> prime minister how man sing told the gathering foreign investment would spur growth in the retail sector. congress party leader sonia gandhi said foreign investment is necessary to provide jobs to an increasing number of young people. the congress party is facing a barrage of criticism due to the slow-down of the nation's economic growth and a series of corruption scandals. the party's aim was to show its supporters and investors both at home and overseas its efforts to promote deregulation
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